Its that time of the year again! Altered Esthetics is accepting applications for the third annual Solo Exhibitions Program. This program is designed for emerging artists seeking help and guidance through career development assistance and a guided solo exhibition. It is taught by me! I created this program in 2010 and designed it while I was an Assistant Gallery Intern at Altered Esthetics.
To date we have had 6 community partners including Spring Street Tavern, Maude Salon, Sweeney Todds, the Q.arma building, Bicycle Theory, and Northeast Community Chiropractic. They have been big supporters of Altered Esthetics, the Solo Exhibitions Program, our artists and the arts community in general.
Here is Jennifer Stano’s solo exhibition which was hosted in 2011 at Spring Street Tavern
We have also been very fortunate to have had two good group of artists graduate from the program as well. We had past intern Katie Parr and two of our resident artists Marnie Erpestad and Margie Gamache participate in the program. This year we are fortunate to have one of our 2013 artists participate through a grant supported project.
We are still accepting applications. The great thing about this year is that the application fee is waived! It is completely free to apply to the program. This program lasts one year. Artists receive an in depth look into the runnings of an arts non-profit gallery, board structure, participate on committees and learn valuable career skills along the way. This year the artist have learned about goal setting, exhibition planning, giving and receiving critiques and more. We also had the artists head on over the the St. Paul Art Crawl and Art A Whirl during April and May.
This program is a great combination of small group collaboration and discussion and a window of opportunity to jump head first into a more focused and fulfilling arts career. Interested in taking the next step in your art career? Deadline is July 31st 2012. Please head on over to the AE website to learn more information.
And a very very special thanks to Amber White (Janey) and Summer Scharringhausen who helped me with this program from the start. Amber spent her internship as Assistant Gallery Director focusing on building this program. She spent a lot of time and focus on writing a Jerome Foundation grant to fund the Solo Exhibitions Program. Summer was the Gallery Director who guided Amber and I through the AE internship program. She spent many hours helping us write grants and develop this program too. I would like these two women to know how thankful I am for their continued support and assistance with the Solo Exhibitions Program.